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My name is Velvet- sponsored!!

Posted over 3 years ago | Updated over 4 months ago

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Facts about me

Tiger Striped
5 years old, Adult
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My info

Checkmark in teal circle Good with dogs
Checkmark in teal circle Good with cats
Checkmark in teal circle Shots current
Checkmark in teal circle Spayed / Neutered

My story

Her adoption is sponsored in memory of Carleen "Sue" Swartz

4 years old
American Short Hair, Tabby
Dark grey, black, brown, tan, bits of white on chin and chest
Has basic vaccines: Rabies, FVRCP, FLV (current caretaker will provide a wellness check and any
vaccine updates prior to adoption)
NOT recommended for: a home with dogs, a large family with a busy household, or young
children (but would be fine with an older child who respects claws, and a cat’s need for space).
Would do best as a single pet, or with just one other kitty who is not aggressive or bossy.
The perfect home for Velvet would be with a gentle and understanding person, perhaps
someone who has had experience with making a stray or shy kitty feel at home.
Velvet is a true beauty, with distinct markings in a gorgeous palette of grey, black, brown, and
tan. She has a wee bit of white on chin and chest, and glorious green/gold eyes. She loves to
be petted and adored.
She is an extra special kitty because she is polydactyl – having extra toes on her front paws, like
“thumbs”. These types of cats were considered by sailors to be good luck, and are also known
as “mitten” cats. Ernest Hemingway was a huge fan of polydactyls, and shared his home with a
whole bunch of them.
A stray who stayed outdoors at first, Velvet has now been indoors about 3 years, and should
remain indoors.
She can be skittish, but is also curious and social, and likes attention. Once she is at ease, she
absolutely loves to be petted and brushed.
An elderly woman originally cared for Velvet, but then had to move to an assisted living
situation. This sweet kitty is hungry for human companionship with someone she can trust.
Velvet will need an unhurried adjustment period, with a quiet and private space to retreat to.
Once she feels secure, she will explore her new environment more and more. With gentle
attention, kindness, & patience, she will settle in and be a loving pet.
Velvet uses litter boxes, and has nice indoor manners. She likes to nap in the sunshine, curled
up in a cozy box with a blanket. She would love to have a forever home.

Adoption includes spay, vaccinations, felv/fiv combo test (neg). Delta and Velvet are on monthly, topical Revolution for parasite control. BOGO special applies to these 2, adopt one, get one!

Also included in the adoption is 30 days of Pet First Pet Insurance, and Petco's Free Welcome to the Family Program. This program supports All New Pet Parents and offers Free resources, more than $650 in savings and 24/7 support.

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HCHS is 100% foster and volunteer-based (no staff, no employees). All animals for adoption are in foster homes and can be seen by appointment suitable to your schedule. Our volunteers may be able to help with local transportation. Save a life! ~ADOPT~

Highland County Humane Society. Inc

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po box 458, Monterey, VA 24465

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Our adoption process involves an application, application review, and adoption fee. You are welcome to visit or ask questions about any of our animals for adoption. Animals are in foster homes and can be met there or at a central location. We encourage all members of your family to meet the potential new addition. All animals receive preventative vaccinations, dewormer and flea/tick medication. We also participate in a pre-adoption spay/neuter program which decreases possible litters as well as expedites the adoption policy for the new family!

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Our pets are currently in foster homes. Meeting times and dates, suitable to both the foster and the adopter can be arranged at any time to meet or pick up your new adoption.

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More about this rescue

Located in beautiful Highland County Virginia, the Highland County Humane Society is dedicated to promoting health, safety, welfare, compassionate care and protection of animals through a cooperative engagement with Highland County, its citizens, and other like-minded animal welfare groups. We are a group of dedicated volunteers and foster homes taking unwanted animals from the public as well as the Highland County Pound and neighboring animal shelters.
Our group consists of animal lovers and each of us believes that every animal deserves a loving home.

The HCHS is completely funded through membership donations, private and corporate sponsors, and fund raising events. Your tax deductible donation provides day to day care, veterinary services, food and shelter for the animals under our protection. We are a 501c3 organization formed in 2012 in response to a need in our county. We welcome any help and assistance you may be able to offer and we’d like to thank everyone who has been so supportive and helpful in our creation.